In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (3/13/14)

Construction: Planned

Wisconsin Assisted Living Community to Add Memory Care Center

An assisted living community in Weston, Wisconsin is scheduled to break ground late this month on a memory care addition to the existing campus, reports Central Wisconsin Business.

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Stone River Assisted Living and Rehab will break ground on the new, 23,000-square-foot memory care facility on March 27.

The new development will accommodate 30 residents and will feature areas for hobbies such as sewing and baking, along with a multi-sensory therapy room, outdoor courtyard garden, indoor walking path and showers with special safety features.

“Staff members will undergo virtual dementia tour training, in which participants are put into a simulated mindset of a person with dementia so they can experience firsthand how their senses are affected by the illness,” the article states.

The Weston, Wisconsin, location is one of three Stoney River communities in the country—the other two located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and Ramsey, Minnesota.

Starling Senior Living Purchases Jacksonville Site for New Assisted Living Project

Jacksonville, Florida-based Starling Senior Living LLC recently purchased 14 acres of land in Jacksonville for $1.75 million to be used as the site for a new 89-unit assisted living and memory care community on San Jose Boulevard, reports The Florida Times-Union.

Starling Senior Living is currently in the design phase of the project and plans to break ground in September. 

In February, the company broke ground on a 92-unit assisted living and memory care community in Riverview, Florida. 

Like the Riverview project, the architect for the Jacksonville community will also be PQH Group, a firm headquartered in Jacksonville.

Upon opening the community will be managed by Watercrest Senior Living Group.

Construction: In process

Illinois Assisted Living Community to Re-Open Following $13M Renovations

An assisted living and memory care community that has been shuttered since 2005 will re-open March 16 under new ownership in O’Fallon, Illinois, following $13.67 million worth of expansion and renovations.

New owner The Colonnade Senior Living advances the renovation/expansion project currently being orchestrated by Clayton, Missouri-based general contractor Pinnacle Contracting, Inc. 

As part of the project, Pinnacle linked a pair of existing structures with a three-story, 35,000-square-foot addition to give the assisted living center a total of 92 units—60 independent and assisted living apartments and 32 memory care residences. 

One-bedroom apartments at the community will feature a full kitchen, while studio units will house a kitchenette. All units will include a balcony. 

Pinnacle is also currently in the process of enhancing the community’s outdoor amenities, including two new patio courtyards, a fountain, new campus-wide landscaping and re-configured parking that is more convenient for visitors and guests. 

Architect for the project is Joseph Toman, principal of jta architects in Terrace Park, Ohio.

Caddis Partners Start Work on Two Heartis Communities in Houston Area

Dallas-based healthcare real estate firm Caddis Partners LLC has begun construction on two senior living communities under the company’s Heartis Senior Living brand. 

Heartis Cypress and Heartis Clear Lake will each consist of 78-units within approximately 63,000-square-feet—54 assisted living units and 24 memory care units. 

Both development will feature a “Main Street” streets cape in the memory care neighborhood, which will include a movie theater, ’50s-style ice cream parlor, art studio, auto repair garage and planting nursery.

This wing of the communities will also include individual storefronts aligned down a central common “Main Street” complete with street lights and park benches. 

These projects within the Houston market are the latest from Caddis Partners, which completed $100 million in new developments and acquisitions in the last year. 

The communities will be managed by Eugene, Oregon-based Good Neighbor Care, which manages independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the country. 

Austin, Texas-based KATUS is the architect for both communities. The Dallas office of MAPP Construction will provide general contractor services for both facilities.

Both communities are expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.

Construction Underway on Sinai Residences of Boca Raton CCRC

Sinai Residences of Boca Raton celebrated a groundbreaking in late January and construction has since been underway on the $250 million luxury continuing care retirement community (CCRC). 

Located on the 100 acre campus of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, the CCRC will feature 237 independent living apartments, 43 assisted living units, 60 skilled nursing units and 24 memory care units. 

Currently, more than 85% of the independent living apartments have already been reserved, according to a release from Dallas-based Greenbrier Development LLC, which worked with the Jewish Federation to craft a development plan for the Boca Raton community.

Construction: Completed

Country Place Senior Living Opens Assisted Living in Alabama

Dallas-based Country Place Senior Living recently opened its first assisted living community in Fairhope, Alabama.

The 24-suite community was designed so that every residence is within 150 feet of all features and amenities. 

Located on the Eastern shores of Mobile Bay in Southern Alabama, Country Place Senior Living of Fairhope is situated just a short drive from Mobile and Pensacola, where seniors can enjoy shopping, entertainment, local parks and recreational areas.

The community also plans to be a resource for families who live in the surrounding area by featuring free educational health care speakers and by partnering with local nonprofits to host support groups.

Written by Jason Oliva

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